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Bakhtov out, Granat to fight Sprott on December 5

The unbeaten heavyweight contender Granat, 24, rfights for the 10th time as a professional boxer in the ring, but was due to fight Denis Bakhtov.

After unexplained doping allegations against Bakhtov, he cannot fight on the bill. Hamburg-based Swede Grant has now drafted in a substitute in Briton Michael Sprott, who obliged as the opponent. Granat’s promoter Erol Ceylan confirmed that he will try to reschedule the bout against Bakhtov in the future.

Sprott is considered and unpredictable fighter who has fought in Germany over recent years having superior victories over Edmund Gerber, Rene Dettweiler and Cengiz Koc.

“Adrian has only had nine fights and a total of 21 rounds, he therefore still lacks competition experience,” explains promoter Ceylan. “Michael Sprott is a fighter who can withstand a few rounds against Adrian on a good day.”

In training, Granat has already shared the ring with reigning world champions. Several times the WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev in support of his defenses and also with current Wladimir Klitschko at his training camp in Austria.

“Klitschko fights a week before Adrian against the 2.06-meter-nan Tyson Fury,” said coach Bülent Baser. “Klitschkos invitation fits well in our training schedule. With his 2.03 meter height, Granat dominated Klitschko by five centimeters and did a good job against the champion.”

The Munich-based private broadcaster Sat1 transmits the event live. In the main fight, Jack Culcay defends his interim world title at super welterweight against the Australian Dennis Hogan.